Findlay Schools seeking site for new bus garage


Findlay City Schools may build a new bus garage on three acres of city-owned land along Broad Avenue.
The school board went into closed, executive session Monday to discuss the possibility of purchasing the land or proposing a land swap with the city.
The property, located near Cooper Field on the east side of Broad Avenue, would house the district’s new garage, likely a steel structure. The site is near the district’s administrative offices, Millstream Career Center and Findlay High School and out of the flood plain.
The district’s current bus garage is located on Blanchard Avenue, in a flood plain.
“Yeah, it’s really in it,” Superintendent Dean Wittwer said.
Wittwer said the district is looking at a couple of locations, including the former Pepsi bottling plant on Broad Avenue, but the site near Cooper Field is the current favorite.
Wittwer has said the district wants to move the garage closer to the Broad Avenue campus and closer to Interstate 75.
“We want to get it on our side of town as much as possible,” he said.
Before the district tries to acquire the land on Broad Avenue, a number of soil and geological studies will have to be conducted, Wittwer said. The district is also seeking input about the location from city officials.

Courier education reporter Max Filby will have more on Tuesday.